Arnold reveals 25-player squad for Oman and Japan World Cup qualifiers, talks Stensess and Jurić

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold has revealed his 25-player squad for coming World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Japan, but the biggest questions may lie with two players that he couldn’t call up in Gianni Stensness and Deni Jurić. As reported by JDL Media and others, Fran Karačić and Chris Ikonomidis have been called into Arnold’s … Continue reading Arnold reveals 25-player squad for Oman and Japan World Cup qualifiers, talks Stensess and Jurić

Karačić and Ikonomidis return to Socceroos as Football Australia seeks quarantine allowances

After being absent for wins over China and Vietnam, Fran Karačić and Chris Ikonomidis are set to reinforce the Socceroos for coming World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Japan, as Football Australia seeks to reach an agreement with the Victorian Government that will open the door for further callups from its Melburnian talent pool. Full … Continue reading Karačić and Ikonomidis return to Socceroos as Football Australia seeks quarantine allowances

Australian top-flight set for a radical overhaul: A-League Men, A-League Women

Australia's professional football leagues will undergo a major change heading into the 2021-22 season, with the competitions unified under a new "A-Leagues" banner to be formally unveiled by league administrators, the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) on Wednesday. The W-League will become the A-League Women (ALW), while the A-League will officially become known as the A-League … Continue reading Australian top-flight set for a radical overhaul: A-League Men, A-League Women

Fear, loathing and waiting for Western United’s stadium

Last week, A-League club Western United made two announcements that were simultaneously unrelated and intrinsically tied. The latter of the two represented a club attempting to find a "least bad" option available that, nonetheless, kicked off a firestorm. The former, in hindsight, served as a reminder that the coming controversy was entirely of United's creation. … Continue reading Fear, loathing and waiting for Western United’s stadium

Matildas set to host Brazil in Sydney after Football Australia and NSW Government formalise procedures

Australia's long wait to host international football again is set to end, with rising vaccination rates enabling New South Wales authorities and Football Australia to formalise procedures that will allow the Matildas to play Brazil in Sydney in October. Full story published in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australia-ausw/story/4482764/matildas-set-to-host-brazil-in-sydney-after-football-australia-and-nsw-government-formalise-procedures

A-League chaos: South Melbourne seek to block Western United from using Lakeside Stadium

The A-League's fixture list has been thrown into chaos after former NSL powers South Melbourne declared an intent to block Western United from staging fixtures at Lakeside Stadium. Full story in ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/football/australian-a-league/story/4482125/a-league-chaos-south-melbourne-seek-to-block-western-united-from-using-lakeside-stadium

Soil set to be turned at site of Western United’s proposed stadium

A small, but tangible, step on the road to Western United’s elusive stadium apears set to be made next month, with the announcement that early works on the proposed venue’s site are set to commence.  In a Wednesday afternoon release, Western Melbourne Group (WMG) -- United's parent company -- announced that construction of haul roads … Continue reading Soil set to be turned at site of Western United’s proposed stadium

Closing in on glory: White Sox’s Aussie all-star Liam Hendriks itching for playoff baseball

With playoffs a near certainty for the Chicago White Sox, all-star closer and resident Australian Liam Hendriks can't wait to get back to the promised land of October baseball - and he's not going to let complacency drag his performances down at the critical moment. Full story published for ESPN: https://www.espn.com.au/espn/story?id=32185586&slug=chicago-white-sox-australian-all-star-liam-hendriks-itching-playoff-baseball